How To Make Air Fryer Mac and Cheese in 30 Minutes!

After we tried this mac and cheese in the air fryer, we all agree that it is our new favorite! ”

– 1 ½ cup elbow macaroni – 1 ¼ cup water – ⅔ cup heavy cream – 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese  – 1 tsp dry mustard  – ½ tsp kosher salt, or to taste – ½ tsp black pepper – 1/4 tsp garlic powder – Optional: panko and 1 tbsp melted butter


Easy Air Fryer Macaroni and Cheese

Once you have all your ingredients, add the macaroni, water, cream, seasonings, and ⅔ of the 8oz sharp cheddar shredded cheese in a cake pan or 7-inch deep dish.

How to make mac and cheese in the air fryer

Optional Step for the Best Air Fryer Mac and Cheese

To taste like Panera Mac and Cheese, add tomato, bacon, and avocado to the mixture.

Add panko crumbs to the top of the mac and cheese. Then drizzle on 1 tablespoon of melted butter to brown the panko. Cook for another 3-5 minutes until the top is golden.